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Hawks sweep LHS, FHS; clinch D-11 playoff spot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls soccer team scored a 5-0 victory over Freedom last week, and for the first time in several years, beat both the Patriots and Liberty twice in the same season. They also clinched a District 11 playoff berth Monday afternoon.

"We like to win against people in our own city," said Becahi forward, Brighde Foley.

Foley scored two goals against the Patriots, Mackenzie Bento scored two goals, and Abby Guman scored one.

Foley's first goal came in the...

LHS field hockey makes first LVC playoff

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It'll be another notch in Liberty's field hockey belt this week when they take part in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs, but what will it mean in the end?

Hopefully for the Hurricanes, it means another step toward chasing a championship this season.

The 'Canes (12-5-1) took on Northampton in yesterday's LVC semifinals, which are past our Press deadlines, but Mary Kathryn Omdahl's side hopes they can reach their first ever conference championship after making their first...

Hawks to face Trojans

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

When you're sitting with a 1-6 record in mid-October, you have more problems to deal with other than X's and O's. That's exactly the dilemma Joe Henrich is dealing with as Bethlehem Catholic's football team suffered through another defeat last week at the hands of Nazareth during a 30-0 loss.

With Parkland (5-2) on the agenda this week for the Hawks, facing the hottest team in the district isn't what the doctor ordered, but it's what the Hawks have to deal with.

"We're not in a...

Pete's Top-10: Steady

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

As the season continues to dwindle down to its final weeks, it still doesn't feel like things are settled with the big boys of the Lehigh Valley Conference. The top four teams in the poll appear to only real contenders for the district crown, but Parkland's emerging dominance appears to be superior of anyone around.

On the flip side, Catasauqua is riding their way into a possible undefeated season, while Stroudsburg jumps back into the poll because there's nobody else worthy of a spot...

BC duo takes fourth

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's Mara Blanchard and Nina Kopy took fourth place at the District 11 Class AA Doubles Tennis Championships on Monday at West End Racquet Club in Allentown.

Blanchard and Kopy, who are singles players during the regular season, were the sixth seed out of 32 doubles pairs.

In the first round last Thursday, Blanchard and Kopy defeated Allentown Central Catholic's Josie Airoldi and Beth Digiacomo, 6-1, 6-3. In the second round, the Becahi duo defeated Moravian...

DISTRICT 11 FOOTBALL NOTES - WEEK 6 Central's McDermott continues stellar year

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 289 yards against Liberty to take the area lead with 1,131 yards for the season. McDermott now has 61 career touchdowns (tied with Dan Tavani of Notre Dame) to put him in 16th place in the area. He is 3 TDs behind school record holder Rashonn Drayton, who scored 64 from 1992-94. McDermott moves up four spots on the all-area list to 15th place with 4,311 yards. He moved by Darren Mason (Lib), Jonathan Linton (Catty), Brett Snyder (NW) and Matt...

One that got away

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a game that got away.

A contest that could have turned things in the right direction for Freedom's football program, but instead it ended in another loss for the Patriots.

Freedom (2-4) had its chances to knock off an undefeated Easton (6-0) squad last week but fell by a 25-21 affair to leave the game asking themselves, "what if?"

After taking a 21-19 lead in the third quarter following two Brian Uliana TD throws to Marcqwell Brown and Petey Hernandez, Freedom...

Central gets by Liberty

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It may not look bright from the outside, but Liberty football coach Dave Brown is about as positive as someone can be with a team looking down the barrel of an 0-6 record as the second week of October approaches.

The Hurricanes fell on the road last week to Central Catholic 42-21 and the name of Colin McDermott stood out again for the Vikings.

McDermott rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns as Central improved to 3-3 on the season, while Liberty keeps searching for their...

Three thirds

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Becahi's Nina Kopy, Emily Hozza, and Alex Madison won bronze at the LVC Tennis Championships at Parkland.

Kopy took third at two singles, and Hozza and Madison took third at four doubles.

"I was excited and a little nervous. I kept trying to be aggressive and avoid making my own mistakes," said Kopy.

After a first-round bye, Kopy defeated Central's Josie Airoldi, 8-0.

"I really wanted to win because I lost a close match to her in the [regular] season. I picked it...

Liberty locks up berth

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Liberty's field hockey team has a spot in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs locked up heading into this week's final slate of action, but the Hurricanes are looking to finish with momentum following Monday's surprising 1-0 loss to Easton.

Erica Tarsi scored a second half goal for the Rovers (6-9-1) to snap a three-game winning streak by the Hurricanes.

The LVC race is really going to come down to the wildcard spot, since Liberty (11-5, 9-3) has a stranglehold on the East...